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Busento River

The Busento River (Latin: Bucentius[1]) is a left side tributary of the Crathis (Crati in Italian) river, which flows about 95 kilometers in Calabria, a region of southern Italy, from the Apennines to the Ionian Sea. The Busento River joins the Crathis in the centre of Cosenza.

Its fame is due to a historic event in 410, when Alaric, king of the Goths, died during the siege of the town. According to the legend, his body was buried under the river bed, the stream being temporarily turned aside from its course while the grave was dug. The king's grave and its fabulous treasure have never been found. The German poet August von Platen-Hallermünde celebrated this event with his poem "Das Grab im Busento".


Coordinates: 39°17′33″N 16°15′32″E / 39.2925°N 16.259°E / 39.2925; 16.259

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